Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom eBook Club, Day Two

Comments

1
Are you reading Doctorow specifically because he's going to be in town in a couple weeks for NorWesCon?
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@1: Nope, that's just a bonus. I'm reading this one because it's intentionally available for free in just about every format of ebook, in the hopes that more people will play along at home.
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Too bad these are Doctorow's strongest characters. In the next few books they're reduced to ciphers spouting off his BoingBoingesque rhetoric.
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@2: Fair enough. I cheated and read the whole book the first night, which makes it a little wierd to comment on the early chapters.
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The thing I was left wondering about was, how do concepts like justice and revenge translate in a moneyless, deathless society? Presumably there is an ad-hoc court somewhere to hand out punishments, of a sort, and killing somebody will crater your Whuffie, but what exactly would Jules do if he caught the person who killed him?
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Another TERRIFIC Docotorow book - 'Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town' - the ultimate page turner - koo koo bonkers crazy